If You're Rejected for a Mortgage
If you’re application is rejected, don’t panic. There are many reasons you get rejected for a conforming mortgage: Debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is too high, Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratio is too high, credit Score too low, missing or incorrect documents and bankruptcy.
The Low Down on Down Payments
DETERMINE YOUR DOWN PAYMENT - Don't make the mistake of looking at all your assets and concluding that’s how much you have for your down payment. First, set aside 2 to 5 percent of the purchase price for closing costs. Then, set aside an additional $5,000 to $10,000 (depending on where you live) for relocation expenses, moving costs, furniture and short-term improvements, and unforeseen costs.